Dear Pastor Sam

May 4, 2019

Dear Pastor Sam,

I have been reading your blog for some time and I have written you before and I just wanted to write again as I have another question for you.


My husband and I have been married for about 20 years and we for the most part agree on most of the things that come up in our family.  Just recently my dad has voiced some displeasure with some of the decisions that my husband and I have made.  I feel I should honor my dad but I feel this will cause a problem in my marriage.  How can I honor him and my husband also.


                              Needing Some Help


Dear Needing Some Help,

When you and your husband married you became one and you now have a family of your own.  I think it is noble of you to want to honor your dad but you now need to honor your husband.  The best thing you could do it tell your dad you appreciate him and his advice but you need to honor your husband.  Explain to him that you and your husband are on the same page about the matter and you feel it is what you need to do.  Explain to him that you thank him for his input but that you and your husband will make the decision on how you will procced.

                                         Pastor Sam


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